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Star Trek – Elite Force II for Mac

Another Star Trek game just released on GOG.com added to Porting Kit: Star Trek – Elite Force II for Mac! Tested it on my intel based Macbook Pro with AMD Radeon GFX card and works perfectly in the 1024×768 resolution. Somehow cannot choose a widescreen resolution which fits properly and thus makes a small window instead. So 1024×768 for my Macbook is best way to go for now unless I find a config ini somewhere where you can adjust the resolution manually.

I also (meanwhile) tested it on my M1 apple Silicon Mac Mini with external monitor and there it works as well including widescreen on 1600×1200 resolution.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Star Trek – Elite Force II “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
The alien invaders show no mercy, and neither should you. Hack, blast and vaporize your way into the heart of galactic evil with devastating firepower. Battle through the ravaged hulk of a massive starship, protect an alien colony under siege, face the unknown on a treacherous volcanic planetoid and assault a host of insidious alien strongholds. Where diplomacy fails, the Hazard Team thrives.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Star Trek - Elite Force II for Mac

All ports are now updated to WISI3!

All ports are now updated to WISI3!

You may have noticed the past days and a while back, that there were hundreds of port updates in the Porting Kit database. In these updates the game description was updated, ports got updated to the latest Wine Engines, and when updating, the port was also upgraded to a new Script version (WSI3). This new script version is much more advanced, then it’s predecessors. With this script we can let it do all kind of actions before and after installations and even do actions depending on GFX cards! This is very important to make Porting Kit an advanced application which will configure ports for you fitting the best for your configuration. The possibilities are massive and will be further implemented on the game ports through time.

But that’s not all, now we made all ports WSI3, all ports should be Linux ready (compatible) as well! What  does this mean? Well, with this update, the long announced Linux version (or even Windows version?) of Porting Kit will finally coming very soon!

The update is also the final breath of Porting Kit 3. Although everyone should got a message that they need to update to Porting Kit 4 , will now see a completely empty game library, because Porting Kit 3 cannot read/handle WSI3 files. Users of Porting Kit 3 should have seen the decline of ports in the database there past days, and now it’s completely empty. An upgrade to Porting Kit 4 is a must now to be able to install new ports.

More news of new features and options, and about the Linux version will follow soon!

Star Trek – Bridge Commander for Mac

Just released last week, and already in Porting Kit: Star Trek – Bridge Commander for Mac! Yes, we got some e-mails when the release was announced of a bunch of Star Strek games on GOG.com. So we requested the games from GOG, and today I am proud to announce the first and high demanded one: Star Trek – Bridge Commander. I tested the game and it works great on my Intel based Macbook Pro. I will test the game on Apple Silicon as well, but when writing this, this still needs to be tested. Meanwhile, all Intel based Macs, can play this already :) Have fun!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Star Trek – Bridge Commander “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
Command the bridge like never before. Command from the captain’s chair, interacting with your 3-D crew and overseeing the bridge from a first-person perspective. Prepare to face the consequences of your decisions as you issue orders affecting the course of the game.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

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Some game port fixes!

Once in a while through time, some game ports may run into some issues when games are updated by GOG or Steam or because of an OS update by Apple or other situations. In that case an update of a port is required. Important in that case is, that the people notify us when something like that happens, so we can fix them. Past days we pushed through a fix for Victoria Complete and Lost Horizon. check the fixes below.

Victoria Complete:
– Music fix
– Fix stuck black screen on startup.

Lost Horizon:
– Fix a crash in-game in chapter 2 (sound codec)

If you have these games and ran into the same issues, then re-install the updated game ports again in Porting Kit. Or use the install now buttons on the game pages at the portingkit.com website: here… and here…

Tomb Raider Underworld gameplay video on M1 Apple Silicon Mac Mini.

As promised earlier, a gameplay video of playing Tomb Raider Underworld for Mac on my M1 Apple Silicon Mac Mini. It shows the install and what settings you need to choose for best gameplay. Including some standard commentary from me of course :)

Enjoy the video!

YS IX Monstrum Nox for Mac

We are happy to announce another YS title added to Porting Kit: YS IX – Monstrum Nox! Play as any of the six notorious Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures. I tested the game on my Intel Macbook Pro 2019, and it runs very nicely. So, a nice one! One note though: don’t change the GFX settings (only resolution and make it fullscreen) to avoid glitches.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the YS IX – Monstrum Nox “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
Renowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrum to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Highrisers for Mac

Today some news about another nice new game we added to Porting Kit: Highrisers for Mac! Four survivors are stuck on a skyscraper in a desolated metropolis, and only through tenaciousness, tinkering and teamwork will they prevail. I tested the game on my Intel Macbook Pro 2019, and it runs native Windows in my opinion. So, a nice one! The GOG.com source Windows game is priced at $14,99.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Highrisers “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
Humanity has been struck by a mysterious prion disease, which left those infected trapped in an eternal dream. Unable to wake up, they transformed and changed into the mysterious dreamers: sleepwalking, zombielike creatures that shun the light. They now dwell in the dimly lit urban canyons of the cities and the lower levels of highrise buildings, hiding away from the sun; only to come out at night, trying to get those who still resist. Four survivors are stuck on a skyscraper in a desolated metropolis, and only through tenaciousness, tinkering and teamwork will they prevail.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Patron for Mac

Released not long ago and available now in Porting Kit: Patron for Mac! Checked the game out on my intel based Macbook Pro 2019 and it works very well! Patron starts off similarly to other games in the genre, but then veers off exploring social intricacies and what it means to truly run a society and not just a city filled with automatons. Enjoy this one!

When you love Patron, then you probably love Banished as well, which is also available in Porting Kit.

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Patron “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
Patron builds upon the foundations laid out by the staples of the survival city builder genre and enhances the experience with a large research tree and by introducing intricate social dynamics into the game and the genre in general. Happiness, the standard simple feature of all such games, in the case of Patron is a complete gameplay system in its own right.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

Red Faction Armageddon for Mac

Another Classic game has been added to Porting Kit: Red Faction Armageddon for Mac! The game works pretty well on my Macbook Pro with AMD Radeon Card GFX card and played for about 20 minutes without issues. Red Faction®: Armageddon™ expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity’s last hope for survival. Will check the game also on M1 Apple Silicon, and reports will put back in this blog, and when works also another video tutorial with gameplay will be created as well.

oh, and one more thing! At the moment Red Faction Armageddon is 75 off!!

If you love the Red Faction series, we have also Red Faction, Red Faction 2 and Red Faction Guerilla (not remastered) in the Porting Kit! So play those as well!

Basic Portingkit Install Instructions GOG games:
1. Download the Red Faction Armageddon “offline backup setup” file(s) into your download folder.
2. Always read the “notes” of the game description first for additional steps!
3. Go to the library server tab and select the game you want to install and click “Install”
4. Portingkit will create the wrapper and locate your setup file in your download folder
5. The installation of the game will start, run through the install wizard.
6. After installation, exit the installer (don’t run launch the game).
7. Porting kit will say it has finished successfully.
8. Go to your local library tab and select the game and click “play”!
9. Enjoy the game!

Game Description:
Half a century after the Red Faction resistance and their Marauder allies freed Mars from the brutal Earth Defense Force, harmony on Mars is again threatened but this time by a lethal force shrouded in mystery. When the massive Terraformer that supplies Mars with its Earth-like air and weather is destroyed, the atmosphere turns to chaos, super-tornados and lightning storms engulf the planet. To survive, the Colonists flee to the underground mines and build a network of habitable caves.

Go to the Porting Kit game page up here…

Love the work we do? Become a Patron… and get extra Tiers! Want to support Porting Kit? Buy also Crossover from Codeweavers! They are mass contributors of Wine development and are the core people making this possible.

 

Syndicate Plus™, Syndicate Wars, and Ultima Underworld I & II free of charge until September 3rd.

It’s final call to collect Syndicate Plus™, Syndicate Wars, and Ultima Underworld I & II free of charge! All 3 games have also Mac versions, so it’s a matter of download and play!

Get it until September 3rd up here…